Devils Edge Wild In OT, NHL Roundup


Published on March 21 2014 6:28 am
Last Updated on March 21 2014 6:28 am
Written by Millie Lange

Devils Edge Wild In OT

(Newark, NJ) -- Andy Greene scored the winning goal two minutes into overtime as the Devils edged the Wild 4-3 at the Prudential Center. Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also lit the lamp for the Devils, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Cory Schneider stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced in the victory.  Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Matt Cooke all scored third period goals for Minnesota, which has lost six-of-eight. Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 29 shots in the setback.

Flyers Double Up Stars

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Wayne Simmonds scored twice as the Flyers doubled up the Stars 4-2 at the Wells Fargo Center. Mark Streit and Michael Raffl added goals for the Flyers, who have won four in-a-row. Steve Mason made 33 saves in the victory. Jamie Benn scored both of Dallas' goals and Tyler Seguin had two assists. Tim Thomas surrendered all four goals on 29 shots in defeat. The Stars have lost four straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak.

Blue Jackets Clip Canadiens

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Ryan Johansen scored the go-ahead goal with 3:01 left in regulation as the Blue Jackets clipped the Canadiens 3-2 in Montreal. Derek MacKenzie and Brandon Dubinsky also tallied goals for Columbus, which has won four-of-six. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the victory. Brendan Gallagher and Thomas Vanek both scored for the Habs, who had won their previous three. Carey Price denied 37-of-40 shots in defeat.

Lightning Slip Past Senators

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Teddy Purcell scored twice in the first period as the Lightning slipped past the Senators 5-4 in Ottawa. Valtteri Filppula, Eric Brewer and Ryan Callahan also lit the lamp for Tampa, which has won five straight after a five-game skid. Ben Bishop made 27 saves in the win. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Alex Hemsky and Milan Michalek all scored for the Sens, who have dropped five in-a-row. Robin Lehner gave up all five goals on 28 shots in the setback.

Red Wings Nip Penguins In OT

(Detroit, MI) -- Daniel Alfredsson scored with 0.4-seconds left in overtime to lift the Red Wings to a 5-4 win against the Penguins in Detroit. He also scored the first goal of the game for the Wings. Gustav Nyquist, Todd Bertuzzi and Tomas Tatar lit the lamp for Detroit, which has won two straight and three of its last four. Jimmy Howard had 39 saves in net for the victors. Evgeni Malkin posted a pair of goals for Pittsburgh, which has lost three of four. Lee Stempniak and Craig Adams scored for the Pens.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Coyotes Clip Panthers

(Glendale, AZ) -- Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette both scored first period goals as the Coyotes held on to clip the Panthers 2-1 at Arena. Mike Smith kicked aside 22 of the 23 shots he faced for the 'Yotes, who have won three in-a-row to move four points ahead of Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Scott Gomez scored the lone goal late in the third period for Florida, which has lost five-of-seven. Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots in the setback.

Kings Clip Caps In Shootout

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Marian Gaborik scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Kings clipped the Capitals 2-1 at STAPLES Center. Anze Kopitar opened the scoring in the first period for the Kings, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jonathan Quick made 21 saves plus stopped two-of-three shootout attempts for his 171st career win, tying him with Rogie Vachon for the most victories by a goalie in franchise history. Joel Ward scored the lone goal for Washington, which had won its previous three. Jaroslav Halak denied 27 shots but allowed two goals on two shootout attempts.

Burns' Late Goal Wins It For Sharks

(San Jose, CA) -- Brent Burns broke a 2-2 tie with less than four minutes on the clock, pushing San Jose to a 3-2 win over Anaheim. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton also lit the lamp for San Jose, which has 99 points and is now two points ahead of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. Antti Niemi made 16 saves in the victory. Anaheim got goals from Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault while Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had two assists. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves for the Ducks, who have dropped two straight.

Blackhawks Host Hurricanes

(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Blackhawks battle the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at the United Center. The Blackhawks moved to 40-15-15 after a win over the Blues on Wednesday. The Hurricanes are 30-30-9 after a win on Tuesday against Columbus. The 'Hawks won the only other game between the two teams in October.


Thursday, March 20 Scoreboard


New Jersey Devils 4, Minnesota Wild 3 (OT)

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Dallas Stars 2

Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Montreal Canadiens 2

Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Ottawa Senators 4

Detroit Red Wings 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (OT)

Buffalo Sabres 3, Edmonton Oilers 1

Phoenix Coyotes 2, Florida Panthers 1

Los Angeles Kings 2, Washington Capitals 1 (SO)

San Jose Sharks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2

Friday, March 21 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets

7:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Chicago Blackhawks

8:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche

8:00 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames